Sheldon Lavin is the current chairman and CEO of OSI Industries. His career in the meat industry began over 43 years ago when he was an investor and an executive in the banking industry. Since his entry into the meat business, he has grown the businesses into a well-known international supplier of food.
OSI Group has over 20,000 employees, and Mr. Lavin could not be any more proud. The company is family oriented where the employees are more like a family rather than a group of workers.
Mr. Lavin’s meat industry success started in the year 1970 when he helped in the financing of Otto & Sons which was the predecessor of OSI Industries. They had an opportunity to build a meat processing facility and also to become the supplier of McDonald’s, but they needed help for them to secure the funding. He was supposed to take a position in the company, but he declined and offered his services as a consultant.
In the year 1975, Lavin had become more involved with the business, and Otto& Sons had begun thinking about investing overseas. He then became a partner after the father retired and got into business with the two sons. In the late 1970s, they got into full business with McDonald’s.
OSI Group continued to grow throughout the 1970s setting up places in North America and Europe and the early 1980s, they had expanded to South America and Taiwan, and in that same year, Lavin had acquired half the controlling interest, and the remaining partner retired later which left Lavin in full control to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/public/Sheldon-Lavin click here.
Lavin has expanded the company to China, the Philippines, Australia, Japan, India and South Africa. At the age of 81, Mr. Lavin has set his sights on growing the company further and has no signs of stopping. Since he became the chairman and CEO of OSI Industries, he has received many awards like Global Visionary Award, and the company has also received awards like the Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council for its stellar environment risk management strategies.
Mr. Lavin is also active in charity organizations like the Unite d Negro College Fund and the Ronald McDonald House Charities. He also outlived his wife of 55 years, and they had three children who are all married and other than that he also considers his employees his family.